Title Examiner Job Description

In real estate law and real estate transactions, a title examiner is a person whose job is to examine a title, typically for a defect that may affect its value or acceptability, and thus reduce the value of the title.

The title examiner may check a title for forgery, errors in recording, fraud, or other title problems.

The title examiner's expertise is with regard to title search and examination, and the person's duties may be delegated to other title examiners or attorneys.

The title examiner's role is not to provide legal advice or render any legal opinion, but a title examiner must, on occasion, advise the title owner or prospective buyer with respect to the title.

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Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Title Examiner who is able to accurately and efficiently examine titles to determine the ownership history of a property. The Title Examiner will research public records to compile data on property ownership and legal restrictions, and will prepare reports detailing their findings. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills, and be able to work independently to complete projects in a timely manner.

Title Examiner Duties:

  • Analyze title and lien search reports; review title commitments and other legal documentation; research and resolve title issues
  • Provide guidance and direction to title examiners and paralegals
  • Prepare and maintain title examination reports, recording instruments, and lien waivers
  • Ensure staff completes title and lien research in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain and update the office management system

Title Examiner Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the daily activities of a title examiner, including reviewing and approving title commitments, issuing title insurance policies and endorsements, and coordinating and supervising other examiners
  • Develop and maintain client relationships
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures
  • Mingle with attorneys, title agents, and insurance agents as part of the title examination process
  • Research and issue title insurance policies
  • Work with lenders and borrowers to resolve issues
  • Prepare and review loan documents
  • Assist with closing activities

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate
  • 3+ years experience in title underwriting, sales, or legal office work
  • Ability to identify and research title issues and process title insurance claims
  • Knowledge of property law, recording procedures, and real estate tax assessments
  • Excellent communication, organizational

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong, successful team. We are committed to equal opportunity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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